BY MELISSA RUGGIERI
Chris Stapleton is one of those guys who already has a hugely established career – he’s penned four No. 1 songs, including Kenny Chesney’s “Never Wanted Nothing More” and George Strait’s “Love’s Gonna Make it Alright,” and about 150 others for artists including Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw and Brad Paisley.
But with the release of his solo debut, “Traveller,” in May, Stapleton is hitting a new crest of success, even given his Grammy-nominated run with bluegrass band The SteelDrivers.
He’s already sold out an Aug. 14 date at the Variety Playhouse, and now he’s been added to the lineup of the Parklife music festival, which moves to Piedmont Park for its second year.
The Oct. 18 event also features the already-announced Jason Isbell, Strand of Oaks and Natalie Prass .
Tickets to the all-ages Parklife are on sale now for $45 (general admission) and $125 (VIP, which includes a special viewing area, private restrooms and additional bar options). Tickets can be purchased at www.parklifefest.com and www.ticketmaster.com .
“I've been a fan of Chris Stapleton's music since I first booked him at the Attic in 2012,” said Andrew Hingley, the talent buyer at Eddie’s Attic who is producing the event with regional concert promoter Bowe O’Brien. “One of the things that makes me most excited is the musical kinship among the artists. I feel like fans of any of the artists will appreciate and enjoy the artists on the lineup they may be less familiar with. Chris, Jason, and Natalie released outstanding records this year and the Strand of Oaks record (‘Heal’) from last year is still in heavy rotation at my house.”
For more information about Parklife, visit www.parklifefest.com .
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